XLaunch is a free rocket launch and space news tracking app for iPhone [Interview]

XLaunch is the latest SpaceX rocket launch tracking app to land on the iPhone this month. Where Pocket Rocket shines with model rockets using ARKit and personalized launch alerts, XLaunch is starting from a different launchpad for space enthusiasts.

Developer Travis Stanifer is releasing the app for free at launch with new paid features coming in the future. XLaunch also has a focus on delivering space news from a variety of sources inside the app.

Past and upcoming SpaceX launch schedules and mission details are the core of XLaunch. A bookmarking system lets you save rocket launches for fast access later. I’ve found this really useful for saving launches I’ve attended, or historic launches to watch in the app.

The interface can be personalized with a range of app icons and highlight colors too. The app’s news section also features saving stories in a collection of saved articles.

I discovered XLaunch from a Reddit post by developer Travis Stanifer while the app was still in development before launching. Learn more from our discussion below, and check out XLaunch for iPhone for free on the App Store.

How did you get interested in programming?

Any other apps or projects?

And SpaceX?

Have you attended a launch?

What’s your vision for the app?

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